The Holcim & University of Toronto Sustainable Development Forum is a collaborative series of dialogues on critical sustainable development issues. The goal is to advance action toward sustainability by bringing together leaders from diverse sectors to help identify evidence based design solutions and overcome barriers to implementation.

About Holcim (Canada) Inc.

Holcim (Canada) Inc. is one of the country’s largest vertically integrated building materials and construction companies. With 3,000 employees, we manufacture cement, aggregates and ready-mix concrete and provide construction services to many of Canada’s largest infrastructure projects. Our business divisions include Dufferin Construction, Dufferin Aggregates and Dufferin Concrete in Ontario and Demix Béton, Demix Agrégats and Demix Construction in Quebec.

We are a member of Holcim Group, a Swiss-based multinational with operations in more than 70 countries worldwide. A leading global brand, Holcim (VTX: HOLN.VX) is recognized for its long-term financial performance, its environmental leadership, corporate social responsibility and sustainable construction.

About the University of Toronto Department of Civil Engineering

The Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering at the University of Toronto is a centre of immense inspiration, remarkable innovation and endless possibilities. Earning an international reputation for excellence in engineering education and research, our Faculty is home to dedicated researchers and students working to solve some of the world’s most pressing concerns.

The Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Toronto is the home of two great Undergraduate Programs: the Civil Engineering Program and the Lassonde Mineral Engineering Program. The Department also offers three world-class Graduate Programs in a wide variety of research areas.

About the John H.Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design

The fields of architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design are characterized today by exceptional pressure for change. Globalization and the convergence of new media, materials, and building technologies have led to radical change in economic, technical, and aesthetic formations in the design fields. The John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design (Daniels) is responding to these shifts.

As the largest city in Canada and one of the most dynamic in North America, Toronto is a thriving metropolis, providing exceptional resources for the aspiring architect, landscape architect, or urban designer to study the early twenty-first-century human condition. Daniels has a global orientation in its teaching and research while simultaneously believing in the importance of sensitively addressing local forces. In this context, Daniels strives to harness the potential of Toronto’s distinctive multi-ethnic and multicultural society. The greater Toronto region serves as a dynamic laboratory for critical studies and the imaginative exploration of design alternatives that will be of consequence internationally.

Students not only have the city to use as a resource, but also have access to Toronto’s large professional design community, many of whom teach at the school. In addition, the city’s multicultural networks and international connections make Daniels a powerful place to start a career. Daniels’ focus on interdisciplinary training and research will test your limits and challenge you to rethink design for the 21st century.

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